Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

More cycling blogs

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Keep telling me what I can't do...

Someone said I couldn't do this:

And just to show it wasn't a fluke, here's another:

Yep, sometime ago on bikeforums, someone told me that it was impossible to successfully photograph a rainbow -- something about the lighting and camera's shutter I think, I can't quite recall the technical explanation now as it was some months ago. Either way, I've done it. The scene was Currumbin Valley this morning on a very pleasant day, albeit a little more humid than I would like. I actually met up with a group of riders that I did O'Reilly's with back in June. They ride a little faster than I'd perhaps like. It isn't that I can't keep up with them (I dropped all but the fastest of their group on O'Reilly's), it's just that their pace doesn't always allow time to appreciate the scenery. Still, it's nice to have someone to talk to occasionally.

Not all about the ride was perfect. I managed to break a gear cable this morning. I think it's been on the way out for some time, but I was hoping it would last a bit longer (maybe another week or so). Of course, I went down to Johns (my LBS), and they had the replacement, but they didn't have the time to fit it for me. Well, I guess I had to learn sooner or later. I think I did a reasonable job fitting it myself once I figured out what I was doing, and it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. It's not quite shifting perfectly, but I think that's because some of the cogs on the rear cluster are getting worn (they need to be replaced, but I'm trying to hold off until I'm a bit wealthier to do that). Either way, it's more than adequate.

I'm off to explore some new roads around the Condong Range (Tweed Coast Hinterland) tomorrow. This is a goal I set for 2005 -- to keep discovering new places to ride. New horizons, new sceneries. I'm not sure what to expect tomorrow, but it should be interesting one way or another. With a bit of luck I can shoot for century no.3 as well. I guess now all that remains, is for someone to tell me what this ship was doing off the coast of Surfers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.


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